Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Big get Bigger

One less local owner. Vineyard Haven, owned by Bobby Frankel, Joe Torre and Louis Lazzinarro, owner of Sergio's Restaurant just outside of Saratoga, have sold the promising Grade 1 Champagne and Hopeful Stakes winner to the mighty Maktoum family owned Goldophin Racing.

Would have been fun to root for the local guy but as Bobby Frankel said in the Daily Racing From: "I had an offer I couldn't refuse. That's why I sold"

Between Goldophin Racing and his brother's Shadwell Stable pretty soon we should have a chart of the Grade 1 Horses not owned by these two stables.


Amateurcapper said...

Frankel played a marvelous poker hand. Vineyard Haven, if the Dubai route in past years is any indication, will assure he doesn't make it back for the Derby.
It must be great entertainment to throw money around like the Dubai royalty does.

SaratogaSpa said...

AC-I also wonder if Midshipman will go the Dubai route, never to be seen again upon these shores.

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